16 dead, 12 injured in rain-related incidents across UP

LUCKNOW: As many as 16 people died and 12 were injured in rain-related incidents across Uttar Pradesh since Saturday, officials said on Sunday, with the meteorological department predicting rainfall throughout the State for the next two days.

Shahjahanpur bore the maximum brunt of the weather’s onslaught on Saturday, as six people were killed in incidents of lightning strike, while seven were injured.

A statement by the office of the UP Relief Commissioner on Sunday said, “Six people lost their lives in Shahjahanpur, while three died in Sitapur district of the State.”

“Two people died each in Auraiyya and Amethi. One person died each in Lakhimpur Khiri, Rae Bareli and Unnao. All the deaths took place on Saturday,” it said.

Eighteen animals died in the State and as many as 461 houses/huts were also damaged, the statement said. (AGENCIES)